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Phenomenography: the development and application of an innovative research design in higher education research

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2016
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Social Research Methodology
Issue number3
Volume19
Number of pages20
Pages (from-to)319-338
Publication statusPublished
Early online date16/02/15
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article considers the application of phenomenography, as arguably the only research design (so far) to have been developed substantially within higher education research by higher education researchers. It considers its origins, meaning and application, and the issues and critiques that it has raised. It concludes that, while phenomenography has both acknowledged limitations and undoubted achievements, it still appears to have much to offer to higher education research, and its usage might be extended to other fields.